Saturday, July 5, 2008

Holiday Road Death Predictions

Atlanta, GA
Georgia public safety officials predict 23 people will die on Georgia roads over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

They estimate that the long weekend will bring 2,315 crashes on Georgia roads and 1,094 injuries.

The annual predictions are made by crash analysts at the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Transportation. They cover the period that begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and ends at midnight Sunday.

State officials are warning holiday travelers not to drink and drive. Motorists should expect to run into random sobriety checkpoints and concentrated police patrols around the state.

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